As sustainability becomes a growing concern, organizations need to take concrete action to lower their carbon footprint. One way to do this is to develop a more sustainable IT infrastructure. But that’s easier said than done! How can you precisely measure the carbon footprint of a large IT landscape? And when some of your IT is in the cloud, how can you ensure that the cloud provider is acting sustainably?
By supporting your clients in their cloud transformation projects, you will probably encounter this sustainability concern more and more frequently. And when making recommendations for a cloud target architecture, you will need to provide accurate insight into the carbon footprint of that architecture.
As part of Txture’s latest product updates, we added new features that will help you support your clients on their way to a sustainable cloud infrastructure.
When planning a cloud transformation, the “target architecture preferences'' settings in Txture are a big advantage. They help you convey what the goals and requirements of your client are. You can set, for instance, whether your client has a preferred cloud service model or a preferred cloud provider. It also assesses the influence of different criteria in the client’s decision-making (for instance: the estimated price of the architecture).
Sustainability was recently added as a setting in the target architecture preferences section. This setting allows you to express the importance of keeping the carbon footprint of selected cloud products in your target architecture as low as possible. As with other target architecture preferences, you can set it for your entire target architecture or only selected applications. Depending on the selection, Txture will automatically give priority to target architecture proposals with a low carbon footprint.Example of a Target Architecture Preference for Sustainability set to “Important”.
Thanks to an extended knowledge base of the main cloud products and providers, Txture is able to provide accurate and up-to-date information about the carbon footprint for each target architecture proposal. Using this new feature, you can easily give your client a good estimate of the overall carbon footprint of the recommended cloud infrastructure.
Estimates correspond to the sizing of a cloud service and its geographical deployment location.They are provided both in kg/month CO2-equivalent (CO2e) emissions as well as monthly Kilowatt hours of electrical energy.Example of three target architecture proposals that show the estimated CO2 emissions and electrical energy consumed per proposal and the sustainability score based on the setting above.
Sustainability in Cloud is an important topic to you? Have we sparked your interest in exploring the new version in a hands-on demo?
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